Kennedy lives and dies as a puck chipper along the boards. He is 'okay' at working hard, getting the puck free (sometimes) and doing that turn around shot. 2.0 million is max for him, and 1.5 million would be much better. I feel like he greatly benefited off of Staal for a long time. At least he can bury easy rebounds, which shouldn't be overlooked because that is really hard for some fringe players to do.
Kennedy's wiki has him listed as 5'11", I've seen most of them as 5'10", you can't tell me this kid is taller than 5'8.5" max. If he was a legit 5'11, or even 6'0", he'd be so much harder to get the puck off of him. He's too easy to play against, unless its along the offensive boards. Even then, at his best, it's still not that amazing.
I'd like to see a change, but where else could you replace his 15-20 goals on the 3rd line? Whether we win the cup, or completely miss the playoffs...I think Matt Cooke will not be re-signed. I hope they keep Jeffrey around, he's a good all around player that could work well with Sutter. Kennedy, even though this board knows I don't like him, could still be a good fit.
Pittman, do you remember when we played Ottawa Senators for 2 games, over in europe? He scored IIRC 2-3 goals in that 2 games series...then he didn't do anything for like 8 games. Guess what happened this year? Same thing. Scores at the start of the season, probably started to get banged up, and hasn't scored since then. It's typical Little Tiger 101. He's the prototypical 3rd liner, but you can argue that our Forward group is already undersized. I'd really like to see the line of Jeffrey Sutter Boychuk and see what it can do over a few games.